What is Keratoconus?
Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory eye condition of the cornea. The
disease results in thinning of the corneal tissues. Causing the cornea to
bulge out of its smooth, clear, dome-like structure, and assumes a more
conical and roughened configuration. With this change in shape, the cornea
loses its ability to form a clear image in the eye and the patient's
vision drops drastically.
CLEI Center for
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National Keratoconus Foundation (NKCF)
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Last Revised: August 17, 2010